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Conference Schedule

March 5th - 7th, 2018
Readings will take place in the Panorama Room of the UC at 7 p.m. and are open to the public.
For more information, please contact Lisa Zimmerman or call 970-351-2033.

The 2018 RWC will feature readings by award-winning authors from three genres: fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow each of the readings, which are open to the public and free. Each morning following a reading, the writer will hold a Q&A for students in the Panorama Room at the UC.

Creative Nonfiction

Monday, March 5th

harrison fletcher

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of an essay collection, Descanso for My Father: Fragments of a Life (winner of the Colorado Book Award), and a memoir, Presentimiento: A Life In Dreams (winner of the Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize and selected by Kirkus Reviews as a Top Indie Memoir of 2017). His essays have appeared widely in such venues as New Letters, Fourth Genre, TriQuarterly and Puerto del Sol. A native New Mexican, he teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing programs at Colorado State University and the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Fiction

Tuesday, March 6th

naima coster

Naima Coster

Naima Coster is the author of Halsey Street, a story of family, loss, and renewal set in a rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Arts & Letters, Catapult, The Rumpus, Aster(ix), A Practical Wedding, and Guernica, and has been anthologized in The Best of Kweli and This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home. Naima studied creative writing at Yale, Fordham University, and Columbia University, where she earned her MFA. She is a teacher of writing and has worked with students in prison, youth programs, and universities. She currently teaches at Wake Forest University and is a Senior Fiction Editor at Kweli.

Poetry

Wednesday, March 7th

khadijah queen

Khadijah Queen

Khadijah Queen is the author of five books, most recently I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (2017). Her poetry and prose have appeared in Fence, Tin House, Gulf Goast, Memoir, DIAGRAM, Buzzfeed, and widely elsewhere. In 2015, her verse play Non-Sequitur won the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women’s Performance Writing and was produced off-Broadway for a ten-day run. Queen teaches in the Mile High MFA program at Regis University and is the Visiting Scholar in Creative Writing at University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also raising a teenager.

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